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160 Billion Emails Are Sent Daily, 97% Of Which Are Spam.

National Techies Day on October 3rd encourages students to consider a career in technology.  With so many opportunities in the growing technology field, students seeking a career in technology will find promising choices anywhere they look.

  • In 2012, the Engine Advocacy commissioned a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California. According to the report, for every high-tech job, four more jobs are created. That’s a lot of economic boost created by one industry.
  • By 2030, the technology sector will continue to grow while other job sectors may decline. While the jobs future changes, one thing remains steady – technology.
  • Healthcare technologies will continue growing by nearly 48 percent. While research ramps up, surgeons and medicine take advanced technologies to a whole new level. With it, they need software specialists trained to maintain the equipment and train the medical personnel.
  • Beyond medical technology, manufacturing advances technology every day. When considering the future of the automotive world alone, specialized technology keeps up the demand for qualified professionals.
  • Software development grows every day. However, if we examine technology’s impact on manufacturing, security, and global environmental solutions, we can’t expect to ignore our future needs. The students in the classroom will be the skilled, trained technology-savvy employees of tomorrow. We need them to be.
  • Take note that National Techies Day falls during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Techies ensure our devices are protected and secured. They develop the software and help us maintain our computers, smart devices and more. If you don’t protect your computers – find a techie today!
  • The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half of the normal rate of 20.
  • The average child today knows how to use a mouse and play video games better than he or she can ride a bike or swim.
  • 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam.
  • The first banner advertisement on a website was introduced in 1994.
  • The average 21-year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages, and has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone.
  • The name Google was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for Googol.
  • The first computer mouse was introduced in 1968 by Douglas Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer Expo in San Francisco. It was made from wood.
  • More than one million domain names are registered every month. Up until 1994, domain names were free.
  • Hewlett Packard, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all started in garages.
  • 28% of IT professionals hide their career from friends and family to get out of giving free tech support.
  • PCs went by the name “Electronic Brains” in the 1950s.
  • Email has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
  • Bill Gates’ house was designed using a Mac computer.
  • Technophobia is the fear of technology, Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile phone, Cyberphobia is the fear of computers.
  • The original name of Windows was Interface Manager.
  • The internet is 10,000+ days old. For the exact amount of days, you can visit here.
  • The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow you down. If you want to type faster, try the Dvorak Keyboard.
  • As of 2012, inside the original Macintosh case, you’ll find the 47 signatures, one from each member in Macintosh division in the year 1982.
  • During an average working day, the distance covered by the fingers of a typist is around 12.6 miles
  • According to an estimate, the total number of devices connected to the internet by the year 2020 is going to be 31 Billion.
  • In the US, out of all the people getting married, approximately 20% met through online dating.

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